A blue-eyed, red-furred view of the world!

Saturday, July 28, 2007

Up, up and away!


mr_ed:  I'm getting kind of tired.
Tucker:  Quiet. You woke me up.

Last hour's trivia answer:  Where would the highest public airport in North America be but next to the highest city in North America? Leadville! LXV's runway is at 9,927 feet, downtown is at 10,152.

The runway is 6,400 feet long, and it's a darned good thing! At that altitude the air is pretty thin, and it affects an engine's performance and the ability for propellers and wings to grab hold and get you off the ground.

This hour's trivia question:  What Civil War battle featured a couple of units from Colorado?

Next hour's trivia category:  Ummm ... back to sports!

3 comments:

Sitka and Tia's BLAWG! said...

aww.. Shucks. Oh well! We will try again! Tucker.. it is ok to nap. I have been napping all day, ha roo!
hugs,
Sitka

Tucker said...

According to Wikipedia, Denver International is "the largest international airport [in terms of land area] in the United States, and the third largest international airport in the world."

And, "Runway 16R/34L is also the longest public use runway [16,000'] in the United States."

And home of the largest airport software-engineering failure in the world. [The Automated Baggage System, you know.] -- mr_ed

Sitka and Tia's BLAWG! said...

humm.. interesting! Thanks for passing on the interesting info :)
HUgs,
Sitka